Witness Japanese rock band ENVY in action with local boys ATC!

Have no idea what hard-core Japanese live music is? Curious as to what our local brand of heartfelt instrumental music sounds like? Take a trip to The Substation Guinness Theatre this Saturday, 18th June to find out!

With a history spanning 19 years, ENVY have been creating the most intense fusion of emotive ballads with ferocious teeth gritting screaming hardcore. They have created their own sound with their speedy guitars, loud pounding bombastic drums, pummeling fretless bass lines, and heavy emotive vocals of Tetsu Fukagawa. 6 full lengths, numerous EPs and Split Singles later, they’ve earned the praise and admiration from the likes of Stuart Braithwaite(Mogwai) and Steve Aoki (Dim Mak).



This has led them  to highly acclaimed releases on Rock Action records, Dim Mak and Temporary Residence. Their live shows are known to be twister-worthy tornadoes leaving people crying in the crowd out of pure emotional intensity.
Originally started as a solo project by guitarist Adel Rashid, Amateur Takes Control (ATC) has evolved to its present core lead of Adel and Isa Ong, with Ahmad (guitar), Ariff (sequencer, loops and guitar) and Junaidi (drums) complementing their live performances.



Amateur Takes Control creates music which is undeniably diverse in style and influence, yet still manages to showcase a seamlessness that justifies their identity as a group.
Known for their intense onstage performances and dedication to their craft, these young men have a passion about the music they’re creating, helping them receive invitations to prominent shows such as RockStar Collective’s Block Party in Singapore and the Motion Picture Soundtrack series of shows at Laundry Bar, Kuala Lumpur. This, and their prolific releases, has helped ATC garner a sizeable following both in Singapore and Malaysia. The band has two previously self-released EPs “Built on Miles of Hope” and “Amateur Takes Control” released in April 2008 and August 2007 respectively. Their 2008 full length, “You, Me And The Things Unsaid” debuted on KittyWu Records.


Presented by KittyWu & Macbeth

The Substation Guinness Theatre
18 June Saturday
Advance Tickets: S$57
Tickets at the door: S$70
Ticketing Outlets:
The Substation box office
Tel: +65 6337 7800
Open Monday – Friday, 12pm-8pm

PRAISE Cineleisure
#02-04 Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road
Tel: +65 6735 3122
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm(Mon-Thu & Sun), 12:30pm – 11:30pm(Fri), 12:00pm – 12:30am(Sat)

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